Japanese anime films and series you should watch if you are just getting on it
Sep 28, 2021
Naruto Cut To Manga
We all are guilty of at least imagining the worst things for our enemies. But what could be worse than getting them killed just by writing their names in a mystical notebook? This 37-episode anime series follows the story of a Japanese high schooler who comes into possession of a mystical notebook that he uses to kill criminals around him while also struggling with this new responsibility of controlling the notebook. A classic anime series, it is known for its groundbreaking animation and amazing storyline with no cliches.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
Get ready for an exhilarating adventure with heroes of Class 1-A who stand up against the villains for what's right and to protect innocent people. With a brilliant collection of action sequences, the film is a heartfelt story of heroism. The film, directed by Kenji Nagasaki and produced by Bones, follows the events after the Meta Liberation Army arc in the My Hero Academia manga. This film was planned as the last one in the series until the third film My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission was released in Japan in August this year.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Another production by Bones, this Japanese anime series is an awesome spin-off of the original Fullmetal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. The series is about two brothers in search of a Philosopher's stone after a failed attempt at reviving their dead mother. The series is highly praised for the action scenes and morals that it conveys, especially for its climactic episodes and is considered superior to the original anime by many. The new characters and revelations in the series increase the depth of the story.
One Punch Man
An action-comedy, One Punch Man is about a superhero who is bored and is looking for meaning and challenges in life. He is in search of a worthy opponent who can fight against his overwhelming strength. With great animation, unorthodox hero and hilarious jabs, the audience call the series a 'knockout'. Created by artist ONE, the series is adapted from his self-published web comic on the Japanese manga website Nitosha.net. The first season of the series ran for 12 episodes in 2009 followed by a second season that premiered in 2019. The second season too has 12 episodes.
Live your dream of time travel through this series. The plot of the 2011 anime series with animation direction and character design by Kyuuta Sakai is set in 2010. It revolves around Rintaro Okabe, a scientist who accidentally develops a microwave phone along with his friends that can send text messages to the past. The series aired 24 episodes. It received great reviews for its story, theme, writing, soundtrack and of course, animation. The series has spawned four original net animation episodes and a film sequel, and Steins;Gate 0, an anime adaptation of the Steins;Gate game's sequel, premiered in 2018.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
On the quest to end the evil, young Tanjiro Kamado sets on a journey to become a demon slayer and save his sister and avenge his family who is slaughtered by demons. His sister is the only survivor in his family but she gets transformed into a devil herself. He gets acquainted with Giyu who knows how to go about killing the demons but Tanjiro must stop him before he kills his sister. The 26-episode anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, is written by Koyoharu Gotouge. It has won numerous awards for its animation, story and characterisation and is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s.
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